2021 Green River Fly Fishing Reports

January 25th, 2021

The streamer fishing on the Green River has been solid on the A and B Sections.  The streamer action on the C Section has been slower than normal, but will still produce for anglers that are persistent. The midge hatch has been sparse and there are a handful of BWO dries making an appearance in the early afternoons.  Calm days will fish best on the dry flies.  For nymph fishing focus on the middle and tailouts of runs at about 9 feet deep.    

Current snow pack for the Green River is at about 77% of normal.  Hopefully the incoming storms will help out these weak numbers.  Pray for snow!

Green River Flow Forecast  Steady Low Flows

 

Current Flow Level - 900 cfs

 

Red Creek:  Clear - subject to daily change

 

A Section: The Midge hatch begins in the mormings around 10am.  On calm days there area few pods of fish up on these tiny bugs. The trout are holding in their winter runs, nymph rigs around 9 feet deep have been best.  A few BWO's can be found near Little Hole in the afternoons.

B Section:  Nymph rigs have been the most effective method on the upper B Section.  Streamers have been best on lower B.   

C Section:  The action has been slow on streamers. Fish dark flies on dark days and tan, ginger or white on bright days.  Dry fly action is little to none.  It is a sin to nymph on the C Section and you will receive years of bad fishing Karma for doing so.  

Hatches: Midges 

 

Dry Flies

Calm days have been best for small dry fly fishing. 6x tippet

 

Haslam's Midge Adult #22

Midge Cluster #18-20

Griffiths Gnat #20

Harrop's Hanging Midge #20-22

Parachute Adams #22-24

Parachute Ant #16-22 black

Brook's Sprout Midge #20-22

Bunny Midge #20-22

Triple Double #14-18 purple, black

 

Streamers

Dark day dark fly. Bright day, bright fly. Retrieval speed - slow​. 0X tippet

Flash a Bugger

El Sculpito tan

Cheech Leech - articulated all colors

Complex Twist Bugger - all colors

Tungsten Jig Bugger

Kreelex

Galloup's Dungeon - articulated all colors

 

Nymphs

There are a large variety of nymphs for the fish to choose from. Use 5x or 6x tippet

Grey Soft Hackle #22

Jujubee Midge #20-24

Tungsten Zebra Midge #16-20 brown, wine, purple, black

Pheasant Tail #18 -22

Scuds #20-22 grey, olive

Miracle Nymph #20-22

Black Beauty #20-24

Yong Special #24

 

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February 10th, 2021

Not much has changed since our last Green River Fly Fishing Report.  We've had a few guided trips out over the past week.  Veteran guides Charlie Card and JD Magee are available most days until April and are happy to put you on the fish!   The streamer bite continues to be solid on the upper stretches of the Green River.  Slowly swinging and retrieving streamers in the middle and tail-outs of the pools has been the most productive method.  The streamer action on the C Section still hasn't turned on but persistent anglers will find fish.  The midge hatch is sparse, but there are a few size #16 BWO dries showing up in the early afternoons near Little Hole.  "Warm" and calm days will fish best on the dry flies.  The fish are holding in their winter lies -  the middle and tail-outs of runs at about 9 feet deep have been best for nymph fishing.    

Fortunately, the current snow-pack for the Green River has come up and is now at about 87% of normal.  There are a number of future snow storms forecasted so hopefully we can get back in the average snowpack range.  There is still plenty of time to get the much needed moisture in the mountains.

Green River Flow Forecast  Steady Low Flows

 

Current Flow Level - 900 cfs

 

Red Creek:  Clear - subject to daily change

 

A Section:  Streamers are producing in the middle to lower portions of the A Section.  Look for Midges around 10am on calm days.   A few BWO's can be found near Little Hole in the afternoons - especially on warm cloudy days.

For nymphing use small bugs - scuds and midges at about 9feet deep.

B Section:  Streamers have been solid.   

C Section:  The action has been slow on streamers. Fish dark flies on dark days and tan, ginger or white on bright days.  Dry fly action is little to none.  It is a sin to nymph on the C Section and you will receive years of bad fishing Karma for doing so.  

Hatches: Midges 

 

Dry Flies

Calm days have been best for small dry fly fishing. 6x tippet

 

Haslam's Midge Adult #22

Midge Cluster #18-20

Griffiths Gnat #20

Harrop's Hanging Midge #20-22

Parachute Adams #22-24

Parachute Ant #16-22 black

Brook's Sprout Midge #20-22

Bunny Midge #20-22

Triple Double #14-18 purple, black

 

Streamers

Dark day dark fly. Bright day, bright fly. Retrieval speed - slow​. 0X tippet

Flash a Bugger

El Sculpito tan

Cheech Leech - articulated all colors

Complex Twist Bugger - all colors

Tungsten Jig Bugger

Kreelex

Galloup's Dungeon - articulated all colors

 

Nymphs

There are a large variety of nymphs for the fish to choose from. Use 5x or 6x tippet

Grey Soft Hackle #22

Jujubee Midge #20-24

Tungsten Zebra Midge #16-20 brown, wine, purple, black

Pheasant Tail #18 -22

Scuds #20-22 grey, olive

Miracle Nymph #20-22

Black Beauty #20-24

Yong Special #24

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March 14th, 2021

The Green River is fishing well with small nymphs and streamers.  There are a few BWO mayflies around but nothing to get too excited about yet - a few more weeks until they start showing up in mass. The midge hatch has been very slim this year, the low water doesn't help the hatches.       

Current snow-pack for the Green River is at about 95% of normal.  We are currently getting hit hard with snow which should help considerably.  Red Canyon Lodge reported a foot of snow this morning!  

Green River Flow Forecast  Steady Low Flows

 

Current Flow Level - 860 cfs

 

Red Creek:  Clear - subject to daily change

 

A Section:  Slowly stripping streamers has produced well lately.   You will get more chases than grabs but the action is solid.  Look for Midges around 10am on calm days.   A few BWO's can be found near Little Hole in the afternoons - especially on warm cloudy days.

For nymphing use small bugs - scuds and midges at about 9feet deep.

B Section:  Streamers continue to fish well. On upper B small nymphs have done well in the middle and tailouts of runs.   

C Section:  The action has been decent on streamers. Use dark flies on dark days and tan, ginger or white on bright days.  Dry flies will produce on warm sunny days.  It is a sin to nymph fish on the C Section and you will receive years of bad fishing Karma for doing so.  

Hatches: Midges a few BWO's

 

Dry Flies

Calm days have been best for small dry fly fishing. 6x tippet

 

Haslam's Midge Adult #22

Midge Cluster #18-20

Griffiths Gnat #20

Harrop's Hanging Midge #20-22

Parachute Adams #22-24

Parachute Ant #16-22 black

Brook's Sprout Midge #20-22

Bunny Midge #20-22

Triple Double #14-18 purple, black

 

Streamers

Dark day dark fly. Bright day, bright fly. Retrieval speed - slow​. 0X tippet

Flash a Bugger

El Sculpito tan

Cheech Leech - articulated all colors

Complex Twist Bugger - all colors

Tungsten Jig Bugger

Kreelex

Galloup's Dungeon - articulated all colors

 

Nymphs

There are a large variety of nymphs for the fish to choose from. Use 5x or 6x tippet

Grey Soft Hackle #22

Jujubee Midge #20-24

Tungsten Zebra Midge #16-20 brown, wine, purple, black

Pheasant Tail #18 -22

Scuds #20-22 grey, olive

Miracle Nymph #20-22

Black Beauty #20-24

Yong Special #24

For the most recent updates please follow us on Facebook and Instagram . We are happy to answer any questions about the river and can be texted at 801-885-0573. Thanks!

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April 9th, 2021

The nymph fishing on the Green River has been very good.!  Zebra Midges, Grey Soft Hackles, Black Beauty's and RS2's will all produce.  The flows remain low, averaging 850cfs and will likely remain at this low level for the rest of the month.  The Blue Wing Olives are out but not in mass quantities yet.  Look for the hatch to take off in the next week or so.  Once the BWO hatch gets going the dry fly fishing will pick up - especially on wet or cloudy days. 

Current snow-pack for the Green River is at about 80% of normal.  As of now, we are looking at a low water year.  Hopefully we get a wet Spring!  

Green River Flow Forecast  Steady Low Flows

 

Current Flow Level - 850 cfs

 

Red Creek:  Clear - subject to daily change

 

A Section:  The nymph fishing has been solid with size #16-18 midge and BWO patterns.  5X tippet and a quick hook set will produce lots of action.  Midges are hatching around 10am, BWO's in the afternoons.  

B Section:  The nymph fishing on upper B is really good.  The fish tend to be podded up in the middle and tail outs of the runs.  Streamers or dry dropper have been good on lower B.   

C Section:  Dry dropper rigs will produce action on sunny days.  Streamers have been good on cloudy or wet days.  The BWO hatch is better on the A and B Sections.

Hatches: Midges, the BWO's are ramping up!

 

Dry Flies

Calm cloudy days days have been best for small dry fly fishing. 5x or 6x tippet

 

Haslam's Midge Adult #22

Card's Cicada #10

Griffiths Gnat #20

Harrop's Hanging Midge #20-22

Parachute Adams #22-24

Beefus BWO Emerger #18

Brook's Sprout Midge #16-22 grey and black

Hackle Stacker BWO #16-18

Triple Double #14-18 purple, black

Morris May Emerger BWO #16-20

 

Streamers

Dark day dark fly. Bright day, bright fly. Retrieval speed - slow​. 0X tippet

Flash a Bugger

El Sculpito tan

Cheech Leech - articulated all colors

Complex Twist Bugger - all colors

Tungsten Jig Bugger

Kreelex

Galloup's Dungeon - articulated all colors

 

Nymphs

There are a large variety of nymphs for the fish to choose from. Use 5x or 6x tippet

Grey Soft Hackle #16-20

Jujubee Midge #16-20

Tungsten Zebra Midge #16-20 brown, wine, purple, black

Pheasant Tail #18 -22

Scuds #20-22 grey, olive

Miracle Nymph #20-22

Black Beauty #20-24

Yong Special #24

RS2 #16-20 grey, brown, black, purple

WD40 #16-18 brown, grey

For the most recent updates please follow us on Facebook and Instagram . We are happy to answer any questions about the river and can be texted at 801-885-0573. Thanks!

April 26th, 2021

The nymph fishing on the Green River has been very good.!  Zebra Midges, Grey Soft Hackles, Black Beauty's and RS2's will all produce.  The flows remain low, averaging 850cfs and will likely remain at this low level for the rest of the month.  The Blue Wing Olives are out but not in mass quantities yet.  Look for the hatch to take off in the next week or so.  Once the BWO hatch gets going the dry fly fishing will pick up - especially on wet or cloudy days. 

Current snow-pack for the Green River is at about 80% of normal.  As of now, we are looking at a low water year.  Hopefully we get a wet Spring!  

Green River Flow Forecast  Steady Low Flows

 

Current Flow Level - 850 cfs

 

Red Creek:  Clear - subject to daily change

 

A Section:  The nymph fishing has been solid with size #16-18 midge and BWO patterns.  5X tippet and a quick hook set will produce lots of action.  Midges are hatching around 10am, BWO's in the afternoons.  

B Section:  The nymph fishing on upper B is really good.  The fish tend to be podded up in the middle and tail outs of the runs.  Streamers or dry dropper have been good on lower B.   

C Section:  Dry dropper rigs will produce action on sunny days.  Streamers have been good on cloudy or wet days.  The BWO hatch is better on the A and B Sections.

Hatches: Midges, the BWO's are ramping up!

 

Dry Flies

Calm cloudy days days have been best for small dry fly fishing. 5x or 6x tippet

 

Haslam's Midge Adult #22

Card's Cicada #10

Griffiths Gnat #20

Harrop's Hanging Midge #20-22

Parachute Adams #22-24

Beefus BWO Emerger #18

Brook's Sprout Midge #16-22 grey and black

Hackle Stacker BWO #16-18

Triple Double #14-18 purple, black

Morris May Emerger BWO #16-20

 

Streamers

Dark day dark fly. Bright day, bright fly. Retrieval speed - slow​. 0X tippet

Flash a Bugger

El Sculpito tan

Cheech Leech - articulated all colors

Complex Twist Bugger - all colors

Tungsten Jig Bugger

Kreelex

Galloup's Dungeon - articulated all colors

 

Nymphs

There are a large variety of nymphs for the fish to choose from. Use 5x or 6x tippet

Grey Soft Hackle #16-20

Jujubee Midge #16-20

Tungsten Zebra Midge #16-20 brown, wine, purple, black

Pheasant Tail #18 -22

Scuds #20-22 grey, olive

Miracle Nymph #20-22

Black Beauty #20-24

Yong Special #24

RS2 #16-20 grey, brown, black, purple

WD40 #16-18 brown, grey

For the most recent updates please follow us on Facebook and Instagram . We are happy to answer any questions about the river and can be texted at 801-885-0573. Thanks!

Historical River Reports

Green River Fly Fishing Reports from Previous Months and Years

 

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